Abbie Romano

School of Engineering

Abbie is a civil engineer with on site, practical experience of many different aspects of the construction industry including the marine and coastal, highways and flood management sectors. She is currently a post-doctoral research associate in marine technology primarily working on EMPORIA4KT project. This venture aims to work towards the design and implementation of actions between triple helix players to foster innovation and competitiveness within Blue Economy sectors.

After completing her PhD in June 2020 from Department of the Built Environment at LJMU focusing on the optimisation of water transport in bio-based building materials, Abbie has now moved into the School of Engineering. She has a diverse of research experience and dissemination including an Erasmus placement at FCT NOVA Lisbon, Portugal during her doctoral studies, UK STEM Awards, participation in RILEM TC 284, international conference presentations and a technical committee member of 1st International Symposium on the infrastructure development - shaping the future using bio-based solutions for structures and buildings.

In addition to her academic appointment Abbie has taught on many different courses across the department of Built Environment and Civil Engineering including undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation supervision. This teaching lead Abbie to win 'Amazing Student Facing Star' at Liverpool John Moores Student Union Amazing Teaching Awards 2020.

Degrees

2020, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD, Optimising moisture transport in bio-based, earth and natural hydraulic lime mortars using hygrothermal and chemical characteristics
2019, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert, Academic Practice
2017, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MEng, Civil Engineering

Academic appointments

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Marine Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present

Journal article

Romano A, Grammatikos S, Riley M, Bras A. 2021. Determination of specific heat capacity of bio-fibre earth mortars stabilised at different relative humidities using Differential Scanning Calorimetry Journal of Building Engineering, 41 DOI

Romano A, Mohammed H, De Sande VT, Bras A. 2021. Sustainable bio-based earth mortar with self-healing capacity Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials, 174 :3-12 DOI

Romano A, Grammatikos S, Riley M, Bras A. 2020. Physicochemical characterisation of bio-based insulation to explain their hygrothermal behaviour CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 258 DOI Author Url

Romano A, Bras A, Grammatikos S, Shaw A, Riley M. 2019. Dynamic behaviour of bio-based and recycled materials for indoor environmental comfort Construction and Building Materials, 211 :730-743 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Romano A, Bras A, Grammatikos S, Wylie S, Kot P, Shaw A. 2020. On the development of self-controlled bio-based panels for building's thermal management ECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials,

Romano A, Bras A, Grammatikos S, Wylie S, Kot P, Shaw A. 2020. On the development of self-controlled bio-based panels for building's thermal management ECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials,

Romano A, Bras A, Grammatikos S, Shaw A, Riley M. 2019. Bio-fibre earth composite mortar: A structural and hygrothermal assessment Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, 3

Romano A, Mohammed H, Torres-de-Sande V, Armada Bras A. Sustainable bio-based earth mortar with self-healing capacity. Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT 2019) 14-17 July 2019, Kingston University, London Efficient and Sustainable Use of Construction Materials Author Url

Romano A, Armada Bras A, Grammatikos S, Shaw A, Riley M. Bio-fibre earth composite mortar: a structural and hygrothermal assessment. Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies. Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT 2019) 14-17 July 2019, Kingston University, London Efficient and Sustainable Use of Construction Materials Author Url

Romano A, Armada Bras A, Grammatikos S, Shaw A, Riley M. Bio-based and recycled materials: characterisation and hygrothermal assessment for passive relative humidity management Author Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Romano A. Optimising moisture transport in bio-based, earth and natural hydraulic lime mortars using hygrothermal and chemical characteristics Armada Bras A, Grammatikos S, Wiley S.

Romano A. OPTIMISING MOISTURE TRANSPORT IN BIO-BASED, EARTH AND NATURAL HYDRAULIC LIME MORTARS USING HYGROTHERMAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS Armada Bras A, Grammatikos S, Wiley S. Public Url

Teaching qualification:

PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 2019

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